Former Midland Soldier Steven Green has a trial date

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A former Midland soldier, accused of rape and murder in Iraq, has a trial date.

22 year-old Steven Green will go to trial in April of 2009.

Green is accused of raping a 14 year old Iraqi girl, then killing her, and her family.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty, and wanted the trial to start in August.

They defense said they needed more time to properly prepare.

Four other soldiers have already been convicted in the case.